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Assessment Procedures in the DP

Subject: English A: Language and Literature (HL)

Assessment Criteria / Components


A B C D E Criterion / Component Further Oral Activity Written Task Individual Oral !""entary #a$er One: Te%tual Analysis #a$er T&!: Essay Minimum 1 1 1 1 1 Maximum 7 7 7 7 7

Description of Criteria / Components


Further Oral Activity The Further Oral Activity re'uires students t! e%$l!re relati!nshi$s (et&een language) "eaning and cultural c!nte%t* +tudents are assessed !n their a(ility t! de"!nstrate their kn!&ledge and understanding !, a ,!cus te%t and discuss h!& language has (een used in this te%t thr!ugh the use !, e,,ective !rganisati!n and $resentati!n skills* +tudents need t! engage in at least t&! Further Oral Activities: !ne (ased !n #art 1 and !ne (ased !n #art - !, the c!urse* The "ark !, the (est 'uality is then su("itted ,!r ,inal assess"ent* A Further Oral Activity &ill (e assessed in +e"ester 1 !, .ear 1- and +e"ester - !, .ear 1/* The Further Oral Activity is "arked) using assess"ent criteria) !ut !, /0* The grade (!undaries (el!& are then a$$lied t! give a grade ,r!" 117*

Further Oral Activity /30 7 25-30 6 21-24 5 18-20 4 14-17 3 10-13 2 5-9 1 0-4
Written Task One Written Task One ena(les students t! ch!!se a creative &ay !, e%$l!ring an as$ect !, the "aterial studied in the c!urse* Their &riting sh!uld de"!nstrate critical engage"ent &ith a ,!cus te%t* +tudents select a style and genre that "!st e,,ectively suits the "aterial that they are $resenting) (ased !n care,ul c!nsiderati!n !, $ur$!se and audience a&areness* !"$leting at least t&! Written Task One $ieces) students su("it !ne ,!r e%ternal assess"ent* An e%$lanat!ry rati!nale "ust acc!"$any Written Task One) !utlining the student2s stylistic and c!ntent ch!ices* Each task "ay n!t e%ceed 1)000 &!rds* A Written Task One &ill (e c!"$leted in +e"ester 1 !, .ear 1- and in .ear 1/* Written Task One is "arked) using assess"ent criteria) !ut !, -0* The grade (!undaries (el!& are then a$$lied t! give a grade ,r!" 117*

Written Task One 7 6 5 /20 18-20 15-17 13-14

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4 3 2 1

10-12 6-9 3-5 0-2

Written Task T&! Written Task T&! re'uires students t! ad!$t a critical $!siti!n in res$!nse t! a 'uesti!n* The range !, 'uesti!ns ,r!" &hich students "ay ch!!se c!ver areas such as $!&er and $rivilege) te%t and genre) and the relati!nshi$ (et&een reader) culture and te%t* +tudents evaluate c!n,licting vie&$!ints &ithin and a(!ut literary te%ts studied* Assess"ent is (ased !n the student2s a(ility t! e,,ectively address the 'uesti!n) !rganise their argu"ent and use $ur$!se,ul language and style* +tudents c!"$lete at least t&! Written Task T&! $ieces) !, &hich !ne is su("itted ,!r e%ternal assess"ent* An e%$lanat!ry !utline "ust acc!"$any Written Task T&!) !utlining the student2s a$$r!ach t! the 'uesti!n* Each task "ay n!t e%ceed 1)000 &!rds* A &ritten task &ill (e assessed in +e"ester - !, .ear 1- and in .ear 1/* Written Task T&! is "arked) using assess"ent criteria) !ut !, -0* The grade (!undaries (el!& are then a$$lied t! give a grade ,r!" 117*

Written Task Two /20 7 18-20 6 15-17 5 13-14 4 10-12 3 6-9 2 3-5 1 0-2
Individual Oral !""entary +tudents are re'uired t! engage in an !ral critical e%a"inati!n !, a $articular e%tract dra&n ,r!" a &!rk that has (een studied in #art 5 !, the c!urse) &hich includes $!etry and a +hakes$earean dra"a* The Individual Oral !""entary inv!lves students analysing the relati!nshi$ (et&een ,!r"al ele"ents and "eaning in the selected literary te%t* Thr!ugh!ut their c!""entary) students sh!uld ai" t! e%$l!re signi,icant as$ects !, the e%tract) sh!&ing kn!&ledge and understanding !, the e%tract and its use !, literary ,eatures) and their e,,ects* +tudents are als! assessed ,!r their language ch!ices used t! $resent the c!""entary* It &ill (e assessed in +e"ester - !, .ear 1-* The Individual Oral !""entary is "arked) using assess"ent criteria) !ut !, /0* The grade (!undaries (el!& are then a$$lied t! give a grade ,r!" 117*

n!ivi!ual Oral "o##entary /30 7 25-30 6 21-24 5 18-20 4 14-17 3 10-13 2 5-9 1 0-4
#a$er One: !"$arative Te%tual Analysis

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6nder e%a"inati!n c!nditi!ns) students c!nstruct a c!"$arative analysis in an essay ,!r"at !, t&! un,a"iliar literary !r n!n1literary te%ts* +tudents &ill de"!nstrate their a(ility t! !,,er critical discussi!n !n the signi,icance !, c!nte%t) audience) $ur$!se and the use !, linguistic and literary devices) and h!& these sha$e (!th the creati!n !, the te%ts and their "eanings* !"$arative Te%tual Analysis &ill (e assessed in each +e"ester* The !"$arative Te%tual Analysis is "arked) using assess"ent criteria) !ut !, -0* The grade (!undaries (el!& are then a$$lied t! give a grade ,r!" 117*

$a%er One& "o#%arative Te'tual Analysis /20 7 17-20 6 14-16 5 12-13 4 9-11 3 6-8 2 3-5 1 0-2
#a$er T&!: Essay 7ased !n the three n!vels studied in #art / !, the c!urse) students c!nstruct a literary essay under e%a"inati!n c!nditi!ns in res$!nse t! an essay 'uesti!n* +tudents are assessed !n their kn!&ledge and understanding !, the te%ts) their critical treat"ent !, the use and e,,ects !, stylistic ,eatures as &ell as their a(ility t! e,,ectively res$!nd t! the 'uesti!n* The Essay is als! "arked ,!r !rganisati!n and devel!$"ent !, ideas as &ell as language ch!ices* An Essay &ill (e assessed in (!th +e"esters !, .ear 1/* The Essay is "arked) using assess"ent criteria) !ut !, -8* The grade (!undaries (el!& are then a$$lied t! give a grade ,r!" 117*

7 6 5 4 3 2 1

$a%er Two& (ssay /25 20-25 17-19 14-16 11-13 9-10 5-8 0-4

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Method of Determining O era!! Achie ement "rade Overall 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 80-100 68-79 55-67 42-54 31-41 15-30 0-14

4e$ending !n the se"ester in &hich the tasks are undertaken) an !verall sc!re &ill (e taken and c!nverted int! a $ercentage sc!re !ut !, 100* This $ercentage sc!re &ill then (e c!nverted int! an I7 +c!re (117) (ased !n the grade (!undaries included in the ta(les a(!ve* These "ay (e "!di,ied in the light !, the $u(licati!n !, the 9ay -01- sessi!n su(:ect re$!rt*

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